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February 11, 2015 at 8:24 am

Kendhammer on Northwestern University Panel about Nigerian Elections

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio University, is on a Feb. 11 panel at Northwestern University about Nigerians preparing to vote in presidential and state elections. The panelists will discuss the rise and development of Boko Haram, a violent Islamist movement creating havoc in northern parts of the country, reports Evanston Now.

Dr. Brendon Kendhammer

Dr. Brendon Kendhammer

The panel discussion and workshop is especially timely: Just a week before this week’s scheduled elections, voting was postponed until March and April in part due to concerns that the army is too engaged fighting Boko Haram to provide adequate security.

The postponement, protested by Nigerian opposition groups and the U.S. government, “increases uncertainty about the prospects for a peaceful election and an end to Nigeria’s deepening predicament,” said Northwestern Professor Richard Joseph, the John Evans Professor of International History and Politics….

Panelists will speak for 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer period. They include:
Brandon Kendhammer: An Assistant Professor of Political Science and affiliate of the African Studies program at Ohio University, Kendhammer’s research and teaching interests include African politics, particularly Nigerian politics, politics and culture, political Islam, and democratization. His talk is titled “Boko Haram in 2015: Turning Point or Tipping Point?

Read the story in the Evanston News.

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